After divorce, one parent usually ends up as primary custodian of the child or children. Under usual circumstances, the non-custodial parent will pay child support to assist in the financial needs of raising the child. The method of determining child support payments is actually based on a relatively simple calculation. However, it’s important to protect your interests and make sure your child(ren) is well-provided for now and in the future.
Jonathan Katz is a legal authority on divorce and family law. He has been helping families with child support in Ulster County, Orange County, Dutchess County and the surrounding communities in New York negotiate child support agreements for more than 36 years.Calculating Child Support in the State of New York
- One child = 17% of combined parental income
- Two children = 25% of combined income
- Three children = 29% of combined income
- Four children = 31% of combined income
- Five or more children = Not less than 35% of combined income
When legal child support obligations are not met, wage garnishments and property liens, among other financial ramifications, can be initiated by a court order. Once the child reaches the age of 21, child support will stop.
It’s important to make sure you have an experienced child support negotiation family lawyer helping you during this process. You want to make sure your child is well provided for and getting a judge to make child support modifications is a complicated process in New York.Knowledgeable Family Law Attorney Helps Clients Navigate the Complexities of Difficult Child Support in Ulster, Orange, & Dutchess County
While straightforward child support cases may not require legal assistance, parties to more complex cases should seek the help of a knowledgeable attorney. Many New York attorneys are not experienced in the different handling of cases in which there is more than $80,000 of parental income, for example.
Attorney Jonathan D. Katz has extensive experience handling difficult child support cases in New York. Whether either parent has received a large inheritance or has large investments, is laid off, has a health crisis, or is experiencing any number of other special circumstances, Mr. Katz can help you reach the most favorable outcome for you and your child.Attorney Jonathan Katz Helps Parents Facing Child Support Challenges
If you are facing challenges after the child support plan is in place, you need an attorney to help you during these challenging times. If you have child custody and have not received child support as ordered, it is important to seek an experienced attorney to begin the process of enforcement. Similarly, if you are having challenges relating to your alimony agreement, Mr. Katz can help you.
At times, the court’s involvement will become necessary. On the other hand, if you are the paying parent and have fallen behind on your support payments, do not expect them to go away. There is help available, and a skilled family law attorney can help you figure out the most constructive way to move forward.Contact Attorney Jonathan D. Katz for Child Support Cases in New Paltz, Olive and Kingston, New York
For all child support questions, including enforcement and modification, reach out to the law offices of Attorney Jonathan D. Katz for a no-cost, confidential consultation. Request your consultation by calling (845) 834-4747 or toll-free (866) 614-8872 or fill out our convenient online contact form.